Hedwig the short-eared owl heads back to the wild

Submitted by Steve on 18:05, 3rd Nov, 2015 | 0

On the first day of November the GSPCA received a very unusual rescue bird who had been found in the road in the south west of Guernsey.

An injured young short-eared owl was found in the road and brought into the care of the GSPCA.

Thankfully the bird had only minor injuries and after a few days of cage rest and a check over from the vet she was rung for identification purposes and released today.

Short-eared owls can only be found in certain parts of the UK and there are sightings of a few birds here in Guernsey.

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Percy Pricklesworth the hedgehog heads back to the wild

Submitted by Steve on 19:53, 3rd Sep, 2015 | 0

With hundreds of hedgehogs rescued every year it is always lovely to wave them off when they are fully recovered back to the wild.

On the 23rd July a very little hedgehog was found in St Martins thin and a number of health concerns.

After 6 weeks of care and TLC GSPCA Shelter staff contacted the finders who helped rescue and name 'Percy Pricklesworth' to collect him and return him to the wild.

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Spring is in the air - Pumpkin and Parsnip off back to the wild

Submitted by Steve on 22:53, 3rd Apr, 2015 | 0

As the days get longer and the temperature rises the weather is just right for some of our prickly Winter residents to head back to the wild.

Pumpkin the hedgehog was found by Michelle Johansen near Ville au Roi last November at only 330g which would have meant she wouldn't have survived the Winter.

Parsnip was found early December at only 356g in a similar area by Michelle.

Both hedgehogs have spent the Winter at the GSPCA and with the weather just right and Pumpkin up to 960g and Parsnip at 872g they have both reached more than needed in weight to be released.

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Frank the guillemot being released back to the wild by the GSPCA in St Peter Port, Guernsey

Submitted by Steve on 17:07, 12th Feb, 2015 | 0

Today we released Frank the guillemot back to the wild.

Frank was found near the Fairy Rink in Pleinmont covered in oil on January 15th.

After a period in an intensive care unit, a number of bathes to remove the oil and ten days on our recovery pool he had an identification ring fitted and passed as fit to release.

Just after midday he was caught, boxed and transported just below Castle Cornet slipway.

GSPCA Manager Steve Byrne drove Frank to be released and on what was a calm sea let him out.

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Blue the Gannet released back to the wild

Submitted by Steve on 16:30, 5th Dec, 2014 | 0

On the 15th October a young gannet was rescued from Grande Rocques that was extremely weak and very ill.

The bird had to be kept under a heat lamp and was placed on a series of treatments and medications.

Also the poor gannet found it extremely difficult to digest food, and required feeding assistance.

The bird was named 'Blue' and after 3 weeks of intensive care and a period of rehabilitation on the GSPCA pool's the gannet was fit enough to release last week.

Sadly the weather wasn't ideal so staff waited until Saturday 29th November.

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Muriel the kestrel released by Jo the GSPCA volunteer at L'Ancresse in Guernsey where she was found

Submitted by Steve on 14:54, 5th Aug, 2014 | 0

Today the GSPCA released Muriel the kestrel back to where she was found.

Muriel was rescued after being found in the middle of the road at L'Ancresse common unable to fly just over two weeks ago.

She was very thin and weak on entry and she spent the start of her stay in an intensive care unit.

She quickly gained weight and strength and for the last week has been in one of the Shelters soft release aviaries.

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Guernsey Press video of the seal release

Submitted by Steve on 11:00, 27th May, 2014 | 0

Here is a video of the seal release thanks to Adrian Miller and Guernsey Press.

If you missed the story of the seal release then here it is again -

Friday the 23rd May was not only a joyous and wonderful day for the team at the GSPCA, but also filled with tears and hope.

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Seal pups Trinity and Eden are back in the wild - Thank you to all involved with the fantastic release on Jethou

Submitted by Steve on 16:05, 24th May, 2014 | 0

Friday the 23rd May was not only a joyous and wonderful day for the team at the GSPCA, but also filled with tears and hope.

Grey seal pups Trinity and Eden who were rescued in January of this year were found very close to death and if it hadn't been for the rescue and rehabilitation at the GSPCA Animal Shelter in St Andrews, Guernsey then they certainly wouldn't have made it in the wild.

Yesterday morning GSPCA staff made preparations to release the young seal pups which were rescued separately earlier this year.

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The storm St Jude hits the Wildlife of Guernsey, but luckily Henry the Herons back in the wild

Submitted by GSPCA on 16:08, 29th Oct, 2013 | 0

With the wind and weather battering our shores the GSPCA have been kept busy with Wild Animals and Birds being rescued around Guernsey.

We have had 10 Hedgehogs since Saturday and 11 birds from Robins to Gulls all found sick, injured or trapped.

Sadly some of them we were unable to save due to their injuries but one of the lucky birds has been Henry the Heron.

Henry had been taking Shelter in an Islanders pond and garden but unfortunately got caught in netting.

He was rescued and brought into the Shelter very wet and disheveled on Sunday.

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Jethou Bumblebee and Hanois the grey seals now healthy and due to be released next week

Submitted by GSPCA on 13:44, 12th Apr, 2013 | 0

With the mild weather settling in and the weight of the two seal pups now at the recommended release level the GSPCA are planning to get Jethou Bumblebee and Hanois back to the wild next week.

Jethou Bumblebee who was rescued from Jethou towards the end of last year and Hanois who was rescued from Pleinmont back in January would have both perished if it had not been for caring public reporting them to the Animal Shelter and the quick response in rescuing them.

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